July Horoscopes: Gothic Short Poems

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We see light because we know darkness.

On July 9th, the Capricorn full moon signifies strong beginnings and endings. Many of us will feel ready to let go of people and pursuits that no longer serve us and take authority in the things that do. Capricorn symbolizes self-preservation, public image,  and intense emotions. He also has an affinity for darkness. These qualities will unfold within and around us as we move through our moments.

We are in the thick of summer, basking in light and longer days. It doesn’t mean our darkness isn’t present or, at the least, fleeting. And a lot of us wear it well.

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This month’s horoscopes are written in short, dark poems. They capture moments like bolts, ones we can ride or throw. That’s all life is, really– a string of moments packed with entendre and tension. Get to know your shadow side by looking up your moon sign. The moon lives in shadow more than it does in brightness. It is always there regardless of its visibility to others– much like the darker expressions of ourselves.

Aries Sun & Aries Moon

probe

quicksand; facile
loam, portal to
relax into.

Taurus Sun & Taurus Moon

in the bookstore

you deciphered an epitaph
for her; it was
a goodbye

Gemini Sun & Gemini Moon

masonry

minerals block
cathode rays from
snapping the body open—
bricks on a building.

Cancer Sun & Cancer Moon

ghost

a sheet worn outside
recalcitrant in the hot rain
has holes now
like sockets

Leo Sun & Leo Moon

spell

a fire for anyone
who pulls the rug
from under you

Virgo Sun & Virgo Moon

Hx: jewel bit

there’s something
that will show
on the x-ray

Libra Sun & Libra Moon

Chicago

I left so I wouldn’t
dirty my hands in
your heart.

Scorpio Sun & Scorpio Moon

messenger

from summer’s heat,
a stellar’s jay writes
a similie for cardinal
sin

Sagittarius Sun & Sagittarius Moon

forward

forked clearing;
the caution signs—
bleary shapes, and on

Capricorn Sun & Capricorn Moon

pruritus

blind alliance to
a grudge weeps from
a plaque wound

Aquarius Sun & Aquarius Moon

lucid

stand on a precipice
gaze over the nightmares
moving dreams along

Pisces Sun & Pisces Moon

diacetone

July. November marches on
the wall. “With love” signed slowly
on a poster.

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